Senator Roger Katz is currently serving his fourth term in the Maine State Senate. He represents the people of Senate District 15, which consists of Augusta, China, Oakland, Sidney and Vassalboro. Prior to his legislative service, Senator Katz was Mayor of Augusta for two terms.
In the 125th Legislature, Senator Katz was the Chair of the Government Oversight Committee and a member of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. During the 126th Legislature, Senator Katz continued as a member of the Government Oversight Committee and served as the Assistant Republican Leader in the Maine Senate. In the 127th Legislature, he is once again the Chair of the Government Oversight Committee and a member of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.
This session, in addition to chairing the Government Oversight Committee and serving as a member of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, Senator Katz will also serve as a member of the Health and Human Services Committee.
Senator Katz has long been active in his community, serving as Chair of United Way and Co-Chair of Team Cony, which helped raise $1.5 million for Augusta’s new high school. He has also served as President of the Kennebec Valley YMCA, Chair of the Augusta Charter Commission, Co-Chair of the Augusta Bicentennial Celebration, Chair of the Augusta Development Corporation and Vice President of the Maine State Music Theatre.
For his dedication to the community, Senator Katz has been honored by both Le Club Calumet and the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.
An accomplished attorney, Senator Katz is a former President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and has been named as one of the “Outstanding Lawyers in America.” He also co-hosted “Looking at the Law,” a statewide television program.
Roger Katz resides in Augusta with his wife Birdie Newman Katz. They are the proud parents of two adult children, Shari and Jonathan.